Re: Surfcasting Mistakes
Most common rookie mistake I noticed, besides safety stuff, is a poor catch and release of a fish. Especially a larger fish that needs to be handled properly. Catch Photograph release, sometimes turns into catch, toy with, drag onto the rocks, wait for buddy to grab camera out of car, photograph and toss back into the shallows.
These days, enough people try to release fish, which is good, but if you get a good fish, you don't need to loosen your drag to extend the fight. Get her in, dehook in the shallows, and sure.... snap a pic, but run em thru the water til the fin goes up and send her back on her way.